NBFAA Releases Position Paper on New NFPA Standard 731

NFPA's proposed standard would affect installation of electronic premises secuiryt systems


Portions of NFPA 731 are vague and in conflict with other sections. This will lead to confusion between the AHJ and the installing companies.

Qualifications of individuals who design, install and service the systems should be consistent in the document. All qualifying individuals shall have proper training and certification.

The maintenance schedule is costly to the elective system owners.

RECOMMENDED ACTION

It is for the reasons listed above that the NBFAA is encouraging all NBFAA members who are also NFPA members to attend the Technical Committee Report Session's scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Thursday, June 9, 8:00am - 6:00pm, and Friday, June 10, 8:00am - 6:00pm, and vote in opposition of this proposed standard, and request that it be returned to the committee for additional proposals, comments and technical justification for the standard. In order to cast a vote you must be a NFPA member 190 days prior to the vote.

Comments on NFPA 731 from the NBFAA Standards Committee are available on the NBFAA website at http://www.alarm.org/infoCenter.html.